JTCP: Jitter-based TCP for heterogeneous wireless networks

Eric Hsiao Kuang Wu, Mei Zhen Chen

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Transmission control protocol (TCP), a widely used transport protocol performs well over the traditional network which is constructed by purely wired links. As wireless access networks are growing rapidly, the wired/wireless mixed internet-work, a heterogeneous environment will get wide deployment in the next-generation ALL-IP wireless networks. TCP which detects the losses as congestion events could not suit the heterogeneous network in which the losses will be introduced by higher bit-error rates or handoffs. There exist some unsolved challenges for applying TCP over wireless links. End-to-end congestion control and fairness issues are two significant factors. To satisfy these two criteria, we propose a jitter-based scheme to adapt sending rates to the packet losses and jitter ratios. The experiment results show that our jitter-based TCP (JTCP) conducts good performance over the heterogeneous network.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)757-766
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 2004


  • Congestion control
  • End-to-end control
  • Jitter
  • Transmission control protocol (TCP)
  • Wireless


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